Seriously, wasn’t that the best first pitch ever?

In case you missed it, our own Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP, threw out a flawless first pitch at the White Sox vs. Royals game Saturday, August 18.  Sister Mary Jo was there to celebrate Marian Catholic High School night and wore a number 60 on the back of her uniform to mark the anniversary of MCHS this year.  Check it out in the video below!

Marian Catholic High School was right on the field to share the internationally acclaimed first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game against the Kansas City Royals.
The White Sox themselves called Sister Mary Jo’s first pitch, “One of the most impressive first pitches of all time.” We humbly agree. See for yourself!
The Coach said, “She looks like she can play.” After a brief interview he asked, “Can you play for us?” Stay tuned…
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What do Rock ‘n Roll, Hip Hop and Dominican Sisters have in common? Let Sister Mary Jo explain Prayer Perspectives in music.  See the full Dominican Associate Session, A Call to Prayer and Preaching, here.
“My goal is to just inspire young people to do their best and let God do the rest. It’s a question of giving your all, being resilient, part of a team.”  Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP

“You know you can go to her for anything, even if it has nothing to do with volleyball or even school…If something is bothering you and you need to talk to her, she’s always there. She’s such a positive influence.” NWI Times

Q: How are you doing with your newfound fame on the Internet?

A: “I tell people I feel famous at Marian Catholic.

I really do.

They’re wonderful, and more than my love for sports I hope people recognize my joy for the Gospel and love for life.”
~Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP

Here is Sister Mary Jo on Good Morning America!

Sister Mary Jo closed out ABC World News Tonight on Sunday, August 19

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck joined the Cochran Show this morning to talk about her experience throwing out the first pitch (a perfect strike!) at the White Sox v. Royals game over the weekend. The video has gone viral!

Sister Mary Jo made a plug for Springfield Dominican vocations, saying, “Our life is not just the love of sports, but it is the love of God—keeping your energy, your motivation and enthusiasm for life.”

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Question to Sister Mary Jo: How are you doing with your newfound fame on the Internet?

Sister Mary Jo: “I tell people I feel famous at Marian Catholic. I really do. They’re wonderful, and more than my love for sports I hope people recognize my joy for the Gospel and love for life.”

Sister Mary Jo hits the button with her signature pitch to dump Jillian Mele in the dunk tank on Fox and Friends.